NEW YORK, NY, January 21, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 45% of the population snores and 20 million people in the United States alone have sleep apnea. Of these, only 10% have been diagnosed and treated; and of those treated, many cannot tolerate their prescribed medical device known as CPAP (continuous positive air pressure supplied through a nasal mask) - which supports the airway during sleep.
Snoring Isn't Sexy was formed to alert the public to the medical dangers and social hazards of snoring and sleep apnea, and to introduce an alternative treatment that can be provided by specially trained dentists.
Small, comfortable, dental mouthpieces that hold the lower jaw in a forward position have been proven to support the airway to prevent collapse, and have been approved as a primary treatment in mild to moderate sleep apnea - and, as an alternative to, or in conjunction with CPAP when needed.
Dr. Jeffrey Rein and Dr. Neal Seltzer of Long Island Dental Sleep Medicine are now affiliated with Snoring Isn't Sexy.
Drs. Seltzer and Rein have both been in dental practice since 1982 and have been successfully treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliances since 1991. Drs. Seltzer and Rein are both Diplomates of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. They are consultants to several hospital based and many private sleep centers in the NYC area.
Drs. Seltzer and Rein use only state-of-the-art, FDA approved appliances that are custom-designed to meet the needs of the individual. Custom appliances for partially edentulous (missing some teeth) and fully edentulous (missing all teeth) can also be made.
"Oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring has been one of the most rewarding aspects of our dental careers," says Dr. Seltzer who is proud of helping patients improve their quality of sleep, marriage, career, and even save lives. According to Dr. Rein, "from a simple good night's sleep, to life-altering changes such as the ability to drive, maintain a career, and help prevent stroke and heart attack - patient testimonials praising these results have been truly humbling."
More information about snoring, sleep apnea and Dr. Rein can be found at his web site at JeffreyReinDDS.SnoringIsntSexy.com. And more information about snoring, sleep apnea and Dr. Seltzer can be found at his web site at NealSeltzerDMD.SnoringIsntSexy.com.
About Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC was founded in 2008 by Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, a dentist who has been involved with sleep medicine since 1992 and who now devotes full time to educating the public about dentistry's role and responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Barsh and the dentists associated with Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC feel strongly that management of sleep-breathing disorders is a shared responsibility of both the medical and dental professions.
Snoring Isn't Sexy,LLC consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices. Visit http://www.SnoringIsntSexy.com for a directory of all participating dentists.
Dr. Barsh is available for interviews about the company and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.203.0488.